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The Resource The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno

The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno

Label
The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico
Title
The pursuit of ruins
Title remainder
archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Christina Bueno
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book, then, is essentially about objects. It examines how the ruins of the ancient Indians--monuments overtaken by nature and used by foreigners and local people for centuries--were transformed into museum pieces and official sites. It looks at the making of patrimony, how the pots and statues of the Toltecs, Aztecs, and many other ancient cultures became Mexican objects. It does not pretend to be an intellectual or institutional history of archaeology, nor a comprehensive history of the science. Instead, it focuses on archaeology's role in nation building during one of Mexico's pivotal regimes, a dictatorship that is often thought to have brought the country its first modern state. It explores the process of constructing an ancient patrimony and past--the Porfirian government's effort to cast a net over the pre-Hispanic remains and draw them into the fold of the state"--Introduction
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bueno, Christina
Dewey number
972/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219
LC item number
.B918 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Diálogos series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Díaz, Porfirio
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Archaeology and history
  • Mexico
  • Archaeology and state
  • Cultural property
  • Material culture
  • Nationalism
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Díaz, Porfirio
  • HISTORY
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeology and history
  • Archaeology and state
  • Cultural policy
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Nationalism
  • Politics and government
  • Mexico
Label
The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A day at the ruins -- Ruins and the state -- The museum men -- El inspector -- Guarding -- Inspecting -- Centralizing -- Reconstructing
Control code
941140356
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826357335
Lccn
2016009414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)941140356
Label
The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A day at the ruins -- Ruins and the state -- The museum men -- El inspector -- Guarding -- Inspecting -- Centralizing -- Reconstructing
Control code
941140356
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826357335
Lccn
2016009414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)941140356

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